summary: tiny gluten free cookies; dates are a great addition; sometimes gluten-free experiments are successful! (click on images to see larger view)
Sure they’re small but it just means you can have two without feeling even remotely guilty.
Always on the lookout for edible gluten-free snacks (trust me, I know that some gluten-free food – especially cookies – can be horrible, rather like choking down flavoured sand), I decided to try making gluten-free cookies to take for the coffee break at work so the two celiacs in the crowd could have a snack too.
Once again, when I made the decision to do the experiment, I had to use whatever we had on hand. I was too lazy to trek out to get rice flour to try some long bookmarked Persian Cardmamom Biscuits on Jasmine’s (Confessions of a Cardamom Addict) site. (They’re still bookmarked and one of these days, I will make them!). We did have chickpea flour though. So, armed with a decent looking recipe found on the internet, I got started. Continue reading →
summary: why I almost packed in the blog entirely; comments are once again allowed; Rhyll’s carrot cake is the best; carrot cake is the best comfort food; (click on images to see larger view)
I can allow comments again!! Take that stupid spambots who have been giving me grief for almost 5 months!
snip… snip… snip… snip…
[previous post announcing that commenting was finally back]
(that used to be at http://etherwork.net/blog/dealing-with-nighmares but was ripped away, in spite of my pathetic blubbering]
SHRIEK!!!! Stop snipping! Stop snipping!!!
And here I thought my problems were over….
But no. When I was trying to import the blog comments into Disqus, everything exploded.
Everything had to be reinstalled and there is now a major struggle to get the database to match up. How long would it take? I had no idea.
It’s a good thing it didn’t go on much longer. Because I haven’t got much more hair left to tear out. It didn’t help that it’s horribly cold, snowy and icy outside. (It’s just wrong that we’ve had to endure this cold for 2 whole months! These extreme temperatures are why I left Edmonton….)
Unfortunately, I did NOT have the database backed up to include the last post I made so will simply try to reiterate:
summary: cherry snowballs revisited once more; our cherry snowball recipe; Happy New Year! SAVEUR magazine’s take on Mum’s cherry snowballs; Luxardo Cherries are still maraschino cherries; I love happy endings, don’t you? (click on image(s) to see larger views and more photos)
With the buildup that we were given of Luxardo cherries, we were expecting great things!
I’ve mentioned in the past how much I love SAVEUR Magazine….
Last September, I noticed an announcement on the SAVEUR Facebook page that they were looking for Reader Submitted stories and recipes for their December issue. I submitted three stories, including the story about the cherry snowballs, laboriously shaving each story down to 200 words. This was no mean feat for me, what with my second name being “Verbosity”!
There were four bananas lying in a brown spotted fragrant (no, no, let’s cut to the chase; they stank!) heap when I left for work on Saturday afternoon. That night, I was riding the subway home with one of my colleagues and wondered out loud what I should do with those bananas. Continue reading →
Hey!! Wait a minute!! I thought we were Bread Baking Babes!
This month, Jamie (Life’s a Feast) chose this month’s BBBabes’ project. It looks an awful lot like cake but it is yeasted. And it is really really really really delicious.
Here I am, only 9 days late with my post. But. Better late than never. Especially in this case!
I’m wondering if this month’s BBB bread is what Marie Antoinette had in mind when she said to let them eat cake… (I know!! It wasn’t Marie Antoinette who said this! But some misguided ninny probably did).